Thannal means Shade

Thannal Hand Sculpted Homes‘ is a Natural Building Awareness group based in Tiruvannamalai, India. Founded by Natural Builder & Architect Biju Bhaskar with his wife Sindhu Bhaskar in 2011.

The happiness of a bird nesting on a tree !!. Our search is to find out if a place on earth can provide you with this happiness. The place we live in is a material extension of our minds. The mind and the materials we use to build our home are delicately entangled as if in a musical note. A small change in one would affect the other, and the symphony would break. So we are really cautious while procuring raw materials for building.

A quarter to a third of the world’s population today still lives in building constructed of Earth. Most of the human settlement, people have lived in durable, comfortable buildings made from natural materials. We happily learn from our mistakes and traditional indigenous past to do better earth friendly homes. We too learn together by sharing our collective experience with other natural building technics. Our small group is working with in our limitation and freedom to express our feeling to mother earth by creating an awareness by doing small low-rise earth friendly shelters. Sadly there are 100 groups dealing with Non Natural conventional homes and lesser groups in Natural homes. Hopefully those who visit us kindly be aware of this small spiritually uplifting natural home space rather than Non Natural conventional homes.

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